Tatiana the Martyr of Rome
St Tatiana was the daughter of a most distinguished consul of Rome. She became a deaconess of the Church, and for her confession of the Faith of Christ, she endured many torments; as she was suffering, Angels punished her tormentors with the same torments they inflicted on her, until they cried out that they could no longer endure the scourges invisibly brought upon them. She was beheaded during the reign of Alexander Severus (222-235 AD).
Dismissal Hymn (Fourth Tone)
Joseph was amazed
Lord Jesus, to You Your lamb cries with a great voice, O my Bridegroom, You I love; and seeking You, I now contest, and with Your baptism am crucified and buried. I suffer for Your sake, that I may reign with You; for Your sake I die, that I may live in You; accept me offered out of longing to You as a spotless sacrifice. Lord, save our souls through her intercessions, since You are great in mercy.
Kontakion (Fourth Tone)
On this day You have appeared
You shined resplendently, Martyr Tatiana, in your sacred sufferings and in the crimson of your blood, soaring to Heaven like a fair dove; hence, ever pray Christ for all them that honour you.
Afterfeast of the Theophany of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ
Apolytikion of Theophany Afterfeast in the First Tone
Lord, when You were baptized in the Jordan, the veneration of the Trinity was revealed. For the voice of the Father gave witness to You, calling You Beloved, and the Spirit, in the guise of a dove, confirmed the certainty of His words. Glory to You, Christ our God, who appeared and enlightened the world.
Kontakion of Theophany Afterfeast in the Fourth Tone
You appeared to the world today, and Your light, O Lord, has left its mark upon us. With fuller understanding we sing to You: “You came, You were made manifest, the unapproachable light.”
We Also Celebrate Today:
- Martyr Mertios
- Basil and John the Hieromartyrs
- Euthasia the Virgin-Martyr
- Peter of Absalom